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Oven will not work

All of a sudden my oven will not work. When you have it on bake the element does not heat up. Other functions will work like Con Bake but does not heat correctly. I had the repairman out and he said it was a bad element but because of the way manufactured he has to have someone help him pull the range out for about $378 to fix. I just tried to look at it my self and the self cleaning does work and the element does heat up so I am not sure he is right about needing a new element. He did check that power was going to the relays etc but didn't actually check anything else.
Gas to burners is erratic, flame goes up and down erratically. Oven won't go on unless heat is set over 450 degrees and then either might or might not stay on. Repairman said it worked fine!

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It sounds like the Thermostat is defective.

Element can be removed from the front of the unit, it does not need to be pulled

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